1.National Center for Protein Science Shanghai
The National Center for Protein Science Shanghai (NCPSS) stems from the National Facility for Protein Science Shanghai (NFPSS) project, which was approved by the National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC) in 2008 with its feasibility study signed off by NDRC later in 2010.
The NFPSS project officially commenced in Dec. 2010 and took 3 years (2011-2013) to complete. Upon its completion, NCPSS was officially launched.
The total investment for the NFPSS project (NCPSS phase I) was $120 million covering its construction and phase I instrument procurement. A piece of free land was given by the Shanghai Municipal Government as local support.
The NCPSS is composed of 9 technology systems with state-of-the-art instruments in its Haike Road Campus and 6 Beamline stations within the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility.
The NCPSS aims to house 40 young principal investigators attracted from top institutions around the world, who will conduct cutting-edge protein science research and technology development.
A group of talented technical staff will be in place managing the facility to ensure it stays at high efficiency and competency levels.
2. Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility
The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) is China's largest synchrotron research facility to date.
The SSRF is one of the advanced third generation light sources in the world, and it supports and advances cutting-edge scientific research and innovation in China.
Since commencing operation in May 2009, the SSRF has provided bright x-ray beams to more than 10,000 users from universities, institutes, hospitals and high-tech companies across the world. The facility has been used in many areas of scientific research and industrial development, including biology, physics, materials science, chemistry, environmental science, archeology, biomedical applications, and medicine and drug development. Over 1,900 publications have been generated based on the experiments conducted at the SSRF, which is also actively involved in the training and education of our next generation of scientists and engineers.
The SSRF is committed to expanding its capacity and strengthening its contribution to the cutting-edges of modern science.